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Augmentation of assets vital for making JK export market of livestock: Samoon

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SRINAGAR, OCTOBER 21: Principal Secretary Animal Sheep Husbandry, Fisheries Department, Dr Asgar Hassan Samoon Sunday started a marathon tour of districts starting from Budgam district to map the assets as part of plan to make J&K export market of livestock and fish,
Dr Samoon was accompanied by Director Animal Husbandry Kashmir M Y Chaploo, Director Sheep Husbandry Kashmir Dr Mohammad Shareef, Director Fisheries P N Pandita, ADDC Budgam Khurshid Ahmad Sanai, SDM Khansahib, and other officers of the department.
Dr. Samoon inaugurated Veterinary Dispensary SHD Gundipora and directed the doctors to ensure their presence at the center. He also interacted with residents of Gunbdipora and sought their suggestions to make the center effective in the livestock production of the area.
Later he visited Trout fish Farm Beerwah, which has a capacity of rearing 50000 fry’s and inspected the raceways. The officers there informed him about the sale and production capacity of the farm. Dr Samoon directed the officers to sell fish on discount rates during the revered religious days.
Later Dr Samoon visited trout hatchery Khag which has an annual production capacity of 1 lac Fry’s. He was informed about importance of the farm in boosting the fish sector in Budgam district. He directed the officers to publicize the schemes in livestock and fish sector so that more and more youth will take it up as preferred entrepreneurship.
Later he visited many private trout and carp fish farms and interacted with the entrepreneurs. He was informed that there are 35 private trout fish units and 50 carp fish units in the district. Feeling satisfied with the enthusiasm shown by the young entrepreneurs in setting up fish farms, Dr Samoon advised the entrepreneurs to expand their production gradually besides guiding and encouraging other aspiring fish farm entrepreneurs.
Dr Samoon directed the officers to ensure all support viz-a-viz feed, fries and guidance to the entrepreneurs besides giving publicity to their success stories in the area so that more and more youth get attracted to this low investment profitable business.
He also visited the Basant wooder trout rearing unit and directed the officers to increase the production of the fish besides beautifying its landscape so that it becomes stop-over of the tourists visiting Doodhpatar.
He also inaugurated the veterinary Hospital at Nowpora and directed the officers to submit Detailed Project Report for creating of assets so that they would be funded under different state and central schemes.
He also directed the officers to ensure medicines, fodder and other assistance to the local farmers for their maximum benefit.
He also directed for organizing guidance camps for the local youth of the district interested in livestock entrepreneurship.
Dr Samoon also visited a private Poultry farm with a capacity of 6000 broiler birds established under Venture Capital Fund scheme.
He also interacted with dairy, poultry and sheep farmers and passed on spot directions to redress their grievances.


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Indo-Pak need to talk: NC

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Srinagar, May 20: Jammu and Kashmir national conference on Monday said that India and Pakistan need to sit across the table and share each other perspectives notwithstanding the intricateness of the issue that has been plaguing the bilateral ties between the two neighboring countries.

A delegation of German diplomats on Monday called on political advisor to party vice president Tanvir Sadiq. Interacting with the delegation Tanvir necessitated for dialogue between India and Pakistan.

While speaking with diplomats Bastian Weber, Second Secretary Political Affairs and Protocol and Sakshi Aroro from the German Embassy, National conference leader and political advisor to Omar Abdullah, Tanvir Sadiq ?reflected on the wide range of issues of issues pertaining to the state and the region in general.

 

While calling for a Comprehensive Dialogue Process (CDP) and Confidence Building Measures (CBMs) between the two countries Tanvir said, “We are hopeful that the new government in the country starts a process of dialogue with Pakistan. Both India and Pakistan should initiate CBMs in order to remove the cobwebs of mistrust. Many lives have been lost to the frenzy of conflict, now it is high time that both the countries seriously engage with each for the greater cause of peace and tranquility in the region.”

Emphasizing on the need of initialization of a peace process by addressing political issues of the state politically Tanvir said that National Conference had always been a votary of cordial Indo Pak relations. “It is the people of J&K, who directly come in-between the line of fire between the two nations. If the relation between the two countries becomes cordial it will noticeably bring relief to the people of our state. The people of our state are the straight beneficiaries of the good neighborly relations between New Delhi and Islamabad.”

Taking about the solution to the protracted issue of Kashmir Tanvir said, “Restoration of Autonomy to the state of J&K has been the bed rock of policy of J&K National Conference; the party will continue to work for the restoration of the autonomy to the state. It is the only solution that satiates the political and development demands of all the region of the state. We aren’t seeking anything new, we are asking for what has been guaranteed to us Constitution of India.”

While recalling the role of National Conference in political empowerment of the people of Jammu and Kashmir, Tanvir talked about the initiatives taken in strengthening democracy and forging the bonds of amity between various sections of the people right from 1953. He said our party envisioned a strong, prosperous and secular Jammu and Kashmir.

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Geelani pays tributes to May 21 martyrs

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Srinagar, May 20: All Parties Hurriyat Conference chairman, Syed Ali Geelani on Monday paid the rich tributes to the Shaheed-e-Hurriyat Khawaja Abdul Gani Lone and Mirwaiz Moulana Mohammad Farooq on their respective anniversaries.

Geelani in a statement issued here said that both the leaders played a glaring role for the ongoing movement for the right to self-determination.

Recalling his personal relationship with both the leaders, Hurriyat chairman said that he always treated them as younger brothers. They had immense leadership qualities and had dedicated their lives for the sacred cause of movement.

 

While memorizing their valuable contributions for the ongoing movement, he expressed his hope that their followers and fans shall lead their mission with zeal and zest and stand as a mountain against those who are hell-bent to exploit their sacrifices for their petty interests.

Terming Moulana Farooq as an Islamic scholar and great orator and Abdul Gani Lone a seasoned politician and a statesman Hurriyat chairman urged the people to observe a complete shutdown on May 21, 2019, and make “Eidgah Chaloo” programme a grand success to commemorate their martyrdom.

Hurriyat leader paid his tributes and reverence to all those martyrs who have sacrificed their honour, wealth and precious lives since 1931.

He also expressed his hope that the people of Kashmir shall remain vigilant to safeguard their exemplary sacrifices and shall not allow anybody sellout for petty political gains and shall rise to the occasion against oppressive and suppressive methods.

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Two injured in Baramulla road accident

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Srinagar, May 20: Two persons were injured on Monday after vehicle met with an accident on Uri Nambla road near Syedpora village of north Kashmir’s Baramulla district.

Officials said that a chassis Eeco vehicle skidded off from the road and fell into a river near Syedpora village resulting injuries to two persons.

They identified the injured as Mansoor Ahmad a resident of Niloosa Bijhama and Mansoor Ahmad a resident of Balkote.

 

They said both the injured were shifted to SDH Uri for treatment.

Police have taken cognizance of the case, they added.

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